Yellow capsule



Perennial aquatic plant with a longish fleshy rhizome with traces of fallen leaves. The leaves are of two kinds: floating on the plane of the water – heart-shaped-oval, almost leathery, on long petioles, and immersed in water – translucent, wavy along the edges, on short petioles. The flowers are quite large, 4-6 cm in diameter, bright yellow, protruding to the surface of the water, the petals are numerous, obovate, narrowed down into a wide nail, and rounded at the top, sometimes slightly notched;

stamens numerous, stigma flat. The fruit is juicy, berry-like, ovoid-conical, smooth. Blooms from June to September.

It grows in all kinds of water bodies – lakes, backwaters and in rivers with slowly flowing water.

For medicinal purposes, rhizomes are used, which contain the alkaloid nufarin, tannins, a lot of starch, metarablenic acid. The flowers contain a cardiac glycoside.

In folk medicine, tincture of roots on vodka is drunk for gastritis, rheumatism, flowers – for uterine bleeding, flowers and leaves are applied to wounds; leaves are applied to the affected areas. A decoction of rhizomes in small doses is used for pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of the kidneys and bladder.

In homeopathy, the essence of fresh rhizomes is used for sexual impotence and prolapse of the uterus.

The rhizome is a proven remedy for cockroaches. The alkaloid from the yellow capsule has a detrimental effect on Trichomonas, is used in acute and chronic Trichomonas diseases.

Yellow capsule is used in folk medicine for inflammatory processes of the gastrointestinal tract, skin diseases, fever and excessive menstruation. The alkaloid from the yellow capsule has a detrimental effect on Trichomonas, a hermistatic effect on gram-positive viruses and pathogenic viruses such as Candida.

When tested in vitro, it has spermicidal activity. It has been established that yellow capsule tincture in small doses causes excitation, and in large doses it causes depression of the central nervous system.

Lutenurin (a mixture of alkaloids from the rhizomes of the yellow capsule) is used to treat acute and chronic trichomonas diseases complicated by bacterial (gram-positive) and fungal flora. In these cases, lutenurin is applied topically in the form of a 0.5% emulsion, in aqueous solutions at a concentration of 0.1-0.5%, or in the form of globules containing 3 mg of the product. Medical procedures are performed by a doctor every day or every other day, depending on the therapeutic effect and the course of the disease. Globules are traditionally used in the intervals between procedures: 4 courses of treatment lasting 10-20 days each. The drug is prescribed after the end of menstruation.

Lutenurin is also used as a contraceptive in the form of globules or foaming tablets containing 0.003 g of lutenurin. Globules and tablets moistened with water are recommended to be inserted into the vagina 5-10 minutes before sexual intercourse.

Preparations. Lutenurin (B). A mixture of alkaloids from the rhizomes of the yellow capsule. Creamy powder with a yellowish or grayish tint. Easily soluble in water and alcohol. Available in powder. Solutions are prepared in double-distilled water immediately before use.

Lutenurin emulsion containing 5% lutenurin. Lutenurin is traditionally well tolerated by patients. In some cases, side effects are observed: hyperemia and swelling of the genital organs. In this case, the use of the product should be temporarily discontinued. In case of individual intolerance, the product is canceled.

When working with the powder, it is recommended to be careful not to get it on the mucous membranes, since when sprayed, lutenurin has an irritating effect.

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